posted on April 14, 2012 19:14
CLEVELAND, Ga-- The University of Mobile baseball team won a pair of pitchers' duels at Truett McConnell Saturday, winning the 7-inning opener 1-0 and taking the finale 2-0.
Mobile (22-22, 13-14) will host Spring Hill Tuesday, April 17 at 3 pm for a single game.
Lefty Ryan Hines worked 6 innings of one-hit, shutout ball to win the opener. He struck out five and walked five. Josh Blaylock worked a perfect 7th for the save.
The lone run of the game came without a hit in the top of the 6th. Ryan Parazine reached on an error, swiped 2nd and then moved to 3rd on a passed ball with one out. Braxton Hamil then brought him home with a sac fly.
Truett's biggest threat came in the 3rd after a single and walk started the inning, but Hines struck out a pair and got a fly out to keep the shutout going.
The series finale saw a trio of Ram pitchers blank the Bears on six hits. Blake Hanson got the start and the win, working 6 innings of five-hit shutout ball. He fanned four and walked three. Drew Esslinger worked 2 perfect innings in relief and then Shane Ikner nailed down the save with a scoreless 9th.
Single tallies in the 4th and 5th provided the lone runs for the Rams. Cameron White singled to start the 4th and moved to 3rd on an error and sac bunt. He scored on Justin Beck's groundout.
Blaylock started the 5th with a base hit and moved to 3rd after a pair of grounders before coming home on a 2-out error.